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  •  Every artist has critics who hate them. (5+ / 0-)

    I know a lot of critics. Seems when I landed in this town I fell in with two camps: musicians and critics. I do not agree with everything ANY of my critic friends say, just MANY things. When my friend Chris would get sent to review certain bands, I would think, "He hates that kind of thing, this won't go well." But you have to review who you are sent to review, some of the time, anyway.

    Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

    by Floja Roja on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 07:30:12 PM PST

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    •  There are plenty of people out there (3+ / 0-)
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      who I don't like but who are perfectly competent, or even more than that.  If I had to review people I didn't like, I think I'd have to find something positive to say, even if it's only, "They did what they set out to do."

      •  I remember when I was a young fangirl (0+ / 0-)

        getting mad at critics who were at the same show I was who dissed the show. I asked an older friend, "What makes critics experts, anyway?" His answer was, "They do this for a living. They see tons of (bands, films, etc.) every year." He was right. When I got to the point where I had seen my 1800th band (and that was around 2000 or more shows), I was pretty jaded. I knew what I liked and what I didn't (though that shifted occasionally) and was usually unimpressed by bands I found unoriginal unless they made up for it with skill, showmanship, or even just plain enthusiasm.

        Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

        by Floja Roja on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 11:45:47 PM PST

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